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Feb 27, 2024

Feb 27, 2024

7:00 PM

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Poets Christopher Merrill and Christopher Bolin will read from their new books of poetry. Christopher Merrill will read from On the Road to Lviv. Prismatic and polysemous, On the Road to Lviv invites us on an odyssey across Ukraine in the hour of war. "This chronicle/ Took shape the day the war began, which was/ My 65th birthday," writes legendary traveler, war correspondent, memoirist and poet Christopher Merrill. At once deeply personal yet rooted in history so recent you can almost see th...

Feb 28, 2024

Feb 28, 2024

7:00 PM

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Writers' Workshop alum and New York Times best-selling author Leslie Jamison will read from her highly anticipated memoir, Splinters: Another Kind of Love Story.  She will be joined in conversation by Kaveh Akbar. “In Splinters, Jamison offers a riveting portrait of rupture that is at once a page-turner about divorce, a romance about parenthood, a mystery of self after splintering, and a promise that however many times we break or are broken, art and love will never fail to mend us.” ―Meliss...

Mar 1, 2024

Mar 1, 2024

7:00 PM

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Carolina Hotchandani and Kelly Rose Hoffer will read from their debut poetry collections. Carolina Hotchandani will read from The Book Eaters. “Carolina Hotchandani’s The Book Eaters is that rare debut: one that satisfies the heart and head in equal measures. In these subtle, lyric poems, Hotchandani explores the loss of a father’s language and memory, a loss complicated by Partition, emigration, and the body’s own failures, even by narrative itself, which threatens to revise and reimagine t...

Mar 18, 2024

Mar 18, 2024

7:00 PM

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Writers' Workshop graduate and New York Times bestselling author of Olga Dies Dreaming Xochitl Gonzalez will read from her new novel, Anita de Monte Laughs Last. She will be joined in conversation by author Jamel Brinkley. Anita de Monte Laughs Last has been called by LitHub, "a dynamic exploration of love, art, and power," and has been called "incandescent" by Publisher's Weekly. "Funny, piercing, and full of moxie, Anita de Monte Laughs Last is unsparing in its assessment of what goes on b...

Mar 19, 2024

Mar 19, 2024

7:00 PM

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Writers' Workshop alumni Nam Le and Daniel Khalastchi will read from their new books of poetry. Nam Le will read from 36 Ways of Writing a Vietnamese Poem. "With a cool outsider’s eye, Nam Le takes the English language to pieces and reassembles it with a virtuoso ease not seen since Finnegans Wake. There is wit aplenty, of a dancing, ironic kind, but the fury and the bitterness that underlie 36 Ways come without disguise, as do its moments of aching love and loss. Nam Le is a poet working at...

Mar 21, 2024

Mar 21, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join Melinda Myers, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Dance and Choreography, for a fun Prompt for the Planet workshop that lets you connect with nature through art! Whether you're an experienced artist or just starting to dip your toes into the world of creativity, this workshop is open to all skill levels. Space is limited!  Please register at https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5tmleArm2C7Lnds What to Expect: Guided Exploration - Professor Myers will help you explore the voice ...

Mar 22, 2024

Mar 22, 2024

7:00 PM

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Writers' Workshop alum Cristina Henríquez will read from her powerful new novel about the construction of the Panama Canal, The Great Divide, which was named a most anticipated book by The Washington Post, Elle, Book Riot, Electric Literature, Goodreads, The Everygirl, Lit Hub, The Millions, and Reader’s Digest.  She will be joined in conversation by author and Writers' Workshop Director Lan Samantha Chang. "Against the backdrop of the construction of the Panama Canal, Cristina Henríquez’s ...

Mar 25, 2024

Mar 25, 2024

7:00 PM

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Sarah Rose Etter will read from her best selling novel, Ripe, which was named a Best Book of the Year by Time, Huffington Post, and Kirkus. This novel, now available in paperback, has been A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, a Roxane Gay Audacious Book Club Selection, and a Marie Claire Book Club Pick. Etter will be joined in conversation by author Carmen Maria Machado. “Sarah Rose Etter is electric on everything from tech culture’s toxic absurdities to bone-deep loneliness to the...

Mar 26, 2024

Mar 26, 2024

7:00 PM

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Writers' Workshop graduate Jane Huffman will read from her new book of poetry, Public Abstract, winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Prize selected by Dana Levin. "In Jane Huffman’s poems, I feel the impassioned psychic venturing of Emily Dickinson, the wit of Kay Ryan, the fragmented surreal of Jean Valentine, and the playfulness and bravado of Gertrude Stein. Public Abstract is a striking debut." —Dana Levin Jane Huffman is a doctoral student in poetry at the University of Denver. She i...